Here Are The 8 Coolest Small Towns In Arizona You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
There are few things in Arizona that fail to impress, and that includes our small towns (among lots of other things). They are quiet, often sleepy little places that don’t get the credit they deserve. That’s why today we are going to highlight a few small towns that show just how cool they can be. Check out our picks for the coolest small towns in Arizona:
Have you visited any of these tiny towns? What are your picks for the coolest small towns in Arizona? Be sure to let us know your thoughts!
Coolest Small Towns in Arizona
What are some of the best small towns in Arizona?
Arizona is known, generally, for its desert landscape and its two largest cities: Phoenix and Tucson. There are, however, so many tiny little towns all over the state that don’t get the love they deserve (or, in some cases, they’re very, very loved). Some of the most beloved small towns in Arizona include Jerome, an old mining town turned art community perched precariously on the side of a mountain, and world-famous Sedona, known for its incredible red rocks and cliffs. Flagstaff is a small town with a big heart, and a great university to boot. Some towns you won’t see listed on just any list, however, include beautiful Sonoita and Elgin, both of which are wine country towns and located south of Tucson. Patagonia is an adorable little place, too, and we also really love Prescott and Pinetop.
Where can I go on some day trips in Arizona?
An easier question to answer would be “where shouldn’t I go on some day trips in Arizona”, and the answer to that one is we don’t know, maybe Tempe? Just kidding, Tempe is great (very vibrant!), and so is the rest of Arizona. You could go on a day trip to see some of the most amazing natural wonders the state has to offer, or you could visit a bunch of the ghost towns still lurking in the deserts. You could go on a foodie adventure, or you could do any one of these inexpensive road trips in Arizona that are fun without making you go broke. That’s always a good time.
What are the best things to do in Arizona?
Oh, Arizona: how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: see the Grand Canyon. Check out any of our incredible scenic drives, like the 89A south from Flagstaff to Sedona, and then the 179 from Sedona to the I-17. Take a dip at any of our amazing swimming holes (yes, we do have those! Go to Oak Creek Canyon and see!), or go rock-climbing in our world-famous mountains, mesas, and valleys. Try your hand at rockhounding, or browse any one of the awesome rock, mineral and gem shows that pass through the state several times a year. Go camping, go fishing, go hiking – no matter what you love to do, you’ll love it even more in Arizona.